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Take advantage of free access to Michigan's National Parks this weekend

Andrew Norton

photo credit: James Marvin Phelps via photo pin cc April 21-29 is National Park Week and as part of that, all National Parks have waived their admittance fees for this week. I wanted to mention this earlier in the week, but time got away from me. Better late than never, right?

Did you know that Michigan is home to five National Parks?

Here's a list of them (in no particular order):

  1. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  2. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  3. Keewenaw National Historical Park
  4. Isle Royale National Park
  5. River Raisin National Battlefield

Visit a Michigan National Park for free this weekend

Andrew Norton

This weekend, August 14-15, you can visit any National Park across the country without paying the entrance fees. Why not make plans to visit one of Michigan's beautiful National Parks? Other than a few of the sites requesting donations/fees in the Keweenaw National Historic Park, Isle Royale National Park and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are the only National Parks in Michigan that charge fees throughout the season.

Just a bit of trivia - did you know that Porcupine Mountains State Park qualified to be a National Park, but it was designated as a State Park in 1945 effectively protecting the virgin timber before any National Park protection would have taken effect.

Visit one of these great Michigan National Parks -

Vote in the current poll for your favorite National Park in Michigan -

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Miners Castle at Pictured Rocks

Andrew Norton

Pictured Rocks, originally uploaded by kjjahnke.

Here is what Miners Castle looked like before the turret on the right broke off on April 13, 2006. Now only the larger turret on the left remains.

As my son calls it - pretty water. It is some of the most beautiful country in Michigan.

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